Heidi Hayes Jacobs Event

K-12 Teachers and Administrators are invited to: Mapping to the Core: Integrating the Common Core Standards into Your Curriculum Presented by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, President and CEO of Curriculum21TM

You won't want to miss this dynamic professional development event hosted by Grand Canyon University and the Arizona Department of Education on a topic that affects all educators: Common Core Standards.

With the full implementation of Arizona's Common Core Standards set for the 2014-2015 school year, renowned curriculum expert and speaker, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, will encourage educators to take a deeper approach to mapping Common Core Standards within their curriculum by presenting it as an engaging opportunity for upgrading teaching and learning for 21st century learners.

Dr. Jacobs, who is the creator of Curriculum21TM and has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally, will share her most recent work and best practices on how to make a natural transition to Common Core Standards.


RSVP by Jan. 18 to activate your ticket


  • A certificate of completion for 5.5 professional development hours will be provided to attendees.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop or tablet (availability of charging stations will be limited).
  • Boxed lunches will be provided during the course of the event.
Optional Conference Resources

GCU Arena
3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix is offering a special rate of $142/night (plus tax) to conference attendees. To book, call 602-997-2626 and ask for the GCU EVENTS rate


Parking is available on levels 2-5 of the parking garage, which is accessible via the 33rd Avenue and 34th Avenue entrances  

Additional Resources

Arizona Department of Education

Partners in Learning, Leading & Serving

Canyon Christian Schools Consortium

Canyon Educational Partnership

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Curriculum 21

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs Keynote - 2011 NYC TED Conference

 Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Mapping to the Core National Leader

DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning. She is the author of seven books, most recently, Curriculum 21: Essential Education for A Changing World published by ASCD and Mapping to the Core: Integrating the Common Core Standards into Your Local School Curriculum with SINET in a new text and media format called LiveBook360. She will have an upcoming publication with Solution-Tree, Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media, Global , to be released in 2013.

Dr. Jacobs has worked with a range of organizations. In January, 2010, Dr. Jacobs addressed the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN. She has taught at Columbia University's Teachers College in NYC from 1981 to the present.
Dr. Jacobs has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children's Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, ESSARP in Buenos Aires, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Pearson Learning of Canada, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. She has been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, Educational Leadership, and Child Magazine, NASSP's High School and National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" Broadcast. Dr. Jacobs has published curriculum materials with Prentice Hall, Milton-Bradley, the Electric Company, and Bowmar Publishing. ASCD features webinars and DVDs focusing on Dr. Jacobs' curriculum models. She is featured on the world's largest online professional development network, PD 360.

Her doctoral work was completed at Columbia University's Teachers College in 1981 where she studied under a national Graduate Leadership Fellowship from the United States Office of Education. Her master's degree is from UMASS at Amherst and her undergraduate studies were at the University of Utah in her hometown of Salt Lake City. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York. She is married with two adult children and lives in Westchester County, New York.